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Adolescents (13-17) Therapists

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Dr. Maria Espinola is a Harvard-trained psychologist and a leading expert in trauma. Dr. Espinola is bilingual (Spanish-English) and her team includes interpreters who speak multiple languages, including French, Russian, Hindi, Gujarati, Arabic, and Mandarin. Dr. Espinola conducts comprehensive psychological evaluations, provides attorney consultations, and serves as an expert witness in immigration cases. Dr. Espinola has provided multilingual psychological services (therapeutic services and psychological evaluations) to thousands of victims of trauma from all over the world. She has worked with survivors of child abuse, domestic violence, community violence, human trafficking, hate crimes, armed conflict, torture, and political violence. Dr. Espinola offers FREE 30-minute consultations in English and Spanish. La doctora Espinola ofrece consultas GRATIS de 30 minutos en Inglés y en Español.


I am an experienced therapist with expertise in working with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and general crime. I have also been involved with child witnesses of partner violence. I have a significant background in Latin American Studies and bring that multicultural knowledge to my work. Being located in Maryland suburbs of Washington DC I have worked with many nationalities. I have helped numerous clients with their Asylum, VAWA, U-visa and Extreme Hardship cases. I provide a trauma-informed approach and like collaborating with lawyers.

Graduate of the Immigration Evaluation Institute

Dr. Garofalo offers attorneys and their clients affordable mental health assessments for their immigration cases. She has 18 years of experience conducting psychosexual and other forensic evaluations for criminal justice and immigrant populations. She also has experience testifying in depositions and in court with a jury present. Additionally, Dr. Garofalo speaks both Italian and Spanish, and is available to conduct mental health evaluations of immigration cases for the following situations: Adam Wash, Hardship Waivers (I-601 and I-601A), Cancellation of Removal, VAWA and Spousal Abuse, U-visas, T-visas, Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Convention Against Torture.
Dr Garofalo has a trauma-informed practice that offers in-office or telehealth appointments on weekends and evenings as well as short notice, quick turnaround time, and payment plans for clients. Please contact Dr. Garofalo via e-mail at or by phone at (702)350-1375 to get started today.

Graduate of the Immigration Evaluation Institute

Elmer Diaz is a therapist with experience working with a diverse population, including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He believes the therapeutic relationship is one of the most critical aspects of helping others regardless of circumstances. Elmer takes a nonjudgmental approach and ensures your voice is honored, affirmed, and valued.

"My core values shape my approach to care by being mindful and proactive and utilizing respect, integrity, open-mindedness, honor, and commitment in the work we will do together."


Carol Gomez, LCSW served as the Clinical Director and Forensic Evaluator at the Program for Torture Victims in Los Angeles and Orange Counties from 2014 -2022 at which time she completed over 200 forensic assessments, hardship evaluations, U-visa, T-visa and VAWA for asylum seekers/torture survivors and survivors of domestic violence, sex and labor trafficking and other violent crimes. She is seasoned in providing expert witness testimony in court. Her 30+ years of work focuses on healing trauma and restoring safety, hope and building community centering the experiences of new immigrants, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ folks.

She offers trauma responsive therapies, clinical and community coaching and supervision pursuing her passion for healing work to the fullest.

She is an avid birder, loves to cozy up with a good book, wishes she could be dancing West African rhythms everyday and sings with the Angel City Chorale, Heart of LA and the Inner City Youth Orchestra choir of LA.

Graduate of the Immigration Evaluation Institute

The happiest moments in working with providing psychosocial immigration reports have been learning from immigration lawyers that the quality of my report and my experience played an intriguing part in winning their cases. Please read the reviews on my website.

I am a bilingual clinical social worker who has worked with all levels of trauma for over 27 years. As an immigrant and child of an immigrant from Colombia, I want to help another immigrant have the opportunity to live without fear and accomplish the dream of a better life.


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